[ISN] ITAA hires DHS' Franz to focus on security policy

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Date: Thu Jan 04 2007 - 22:39:15 PST


By David Hubler
Jan. 4, 2007

The Information Technology Association of America says Liesyl Franz will 
become vice president for information security programs and policy at 
ITAA on Jan. 16.

Franz joins ITAA from the Department of Homeland Security, where she was 
deputy director for outreach and awareness at the National Cyber 
Security Division.

At ITAA, she will manage the information security initiatives, working 
with industry and government leaders on such issues as national critical 
infrastructure protection, privacy and data security.

Liesyl will offer our members an exceptional mix of direct experience 
with these issues in both government and industry, said Phil Bond, ITAAs 
president and chief executive officer, announcing her appointment. ITAAs 
Information Security Committee has compiled an unrivaled record in 
policy and business development. Liesyl is precisely the right person to 
help our members continue that important work.

Michael Aisenberg, co-chairman of ITAAs Information Security Committee 
and director of government relations at VeriSign, agreed. Liesyl is 
uniquely qualified to help continue the progress that industry and 
government have made together. There is important work to be done to 
secure Americas critical infrastructure and to help individuals and 
enterprises protect themselves in cyberspace, he said in a statement.

While at DHS, Franz also served as director of international affairs and 
public policy at NCSD. She led programs on global affairs, public 
policy, communications and messaging as well as stakeholder outreach.

Before joining DHS, Franz worked as director for global government 
affairs at EDS.

Franz holds a bachelors degree in political science from the University 
of Texas at Austin and a masters from George Washington Universitys 
Elliott School of International Affairs.

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